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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
Engineering, Full Time    Austin, Texas    Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

About the department

Cloudflare's Infrastructure Team builds the massive Geo-Distributed infrastructure that handles requests on the Internet today. We have >165 colo deployments in as many cities globally, which run 100s of thousands of cores. The Infrastructure team consists of Hardware, Datacenter, & Network teams. The Hardware team is responsible for scoping, proving, & deploying new hardware technologies & systems to help Cloudflare scale & expand our Edge Compute Platform efficiently & reliably. Hardware team is also responsible for validating ODM servers that meet the challenges of a massively growing & distributed infrastructure.

What you'll do

We are looking for a talented hardware systems engineer to be part of our new Austin office. Come be part of the founding team in our new Austin digs & work with a group of passionate, talented engineers that will be creating innovative infrastructure that touch 10% of web requests each day. The amount of request being processed is massive & we utilize all the latest technology to ensure its scalability & availability.

Were a team that aims higher! Check out what we did with ARM, & one of our new compute products that we launched on our edge platform!

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience that will help you make an impact!

  • Excited by the idea of using new hardware technologies to help continue building innovative edge cloud applications
  • Experience working with ODM server vendors
  • Passionate about working with mockup test units; set it up, rack it, configure it, provision it, etc.
  • Good understanding of compute & storage server architectures
  • Good Linux systems knowledge
  • Experience(and love) for hardware validation using synthetic tests & benchmarks, as well as debugging hardware problems to ensure the system works in all cases

Bonus Points

  • Experience with openBMC or other hardware security features
  • Experience with shell or python scripting to automate
  • Flexibility with some domestic travel to vendors, colos, & other Cloudflare offices

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure & privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Heres the deal - we dont store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy & ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people & place great value in both diversity & inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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